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Indian American New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market

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Posted on | December 30, 2010 | Comments Off

The annual Indian American New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Craft Fair will be held this year (rain or shine), so come on down to Rillito Raceway Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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I called to check, and many of the Indians have already arrived in Tucson, and so the pow wow will go on even if it rains. And they do have a building there, so you can step inside to escape the rain now and then.  Remember that the schedule on the website might be off a mite. Owing to the weather, some events might be postponed a little. Nonetheless, you can expect dancers from allover the nation (about 50 tribes will be represented.) You will be treated to a variety of dancing, drumming competitions, great Indian food, and an area for children’s activities.

The gentleman on the phone assured me that Friday’s midnight friendship round dance will be held regardless of weather. And, by the way, that particular event is free and certainly open to the public. What a terrific way to welcome 2011, right? Come to the Pow Wow!

  • Where: Rillito Raceway Park, North First Avenue at River Road Tucson, AZ (First Ave. and River Rd.) Soccer fields inside
  • When: Friday, December 31, 2010 (Noon to 10:00 PM PLUS Round dance from 11:45 PM – 12:05 AM); Saturday, January 1, 201 (Noon to 10:00 PM1; Sunday, January 2, 2011 (Noon to 6:00 PM)
  • How much: $8 for adults; Kids 8 and under get in free. Military in uniform get in free as do Native Americans in regalia. Parking is free. Note: if you come for the midnight friendship round dance only, that event is free.

Photo by Nancy Smith-Jones. Used with permission.

–Posted by Hortense P. Tightwad

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